Manik (c) vs. Chris Bey vs. Rohit Raju
Is TJP really Manik? Well, of course, he is. We are “pretty sure at least,” as are Rohit Raju and Chris Bey. After losing to Rohit multiple times, TJP resorted to going back under the mask. He would return at Final Resolution as Manik answered the final “Defeat Rohit” challenge and was able to finally to beat him.
Since then, Rohit and Chris Bey have been determined to reveal that it is TJP under the mask. They have been trying to prove it for weeks to the point that they even challenged Manik to team up with TJP to face them in a tag team match, knowing the two couldn’t appear together. When the match finally came, TJP didn’t show up but Suicide did.
Seeing Manik and Suicide is still a bizarre scene to see and at this point, anybody could be under the suicide mask. In the end, Bey and Raju picked up the victory over the team leading into Hard To Kill. While Chris Bey and Rohit Raju have been on the same page thus far, things may change when the title gets involved. At least for now, I see Manik leaving still X-Division Champion.
Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie
Ever since Deonna Purrazzo arrived in Impact Wrestling last year, she has become the face of the knockouts division. She has been impressing everyone in her two reigns as Knockout’s Women’s Champion and was awarded the overall wrestler of the year. However, she has found herself in the path of the woman who was the face of the company before her for over a year.
Taya Valkyrie is arguably the biggest threat that has been in Deonna’s path. She has the longest Impact Women’s Champion of all-time. Deonna most recently defeated Taya’s friend Rosemary, who is also a former Impact Women’s Champion, at Final Resolution. She has been on top of the company for a while now.
If there was ever someone able to knock her off the top, it is Taya Valkyrie. Although, Deonna will have Kimber Lee by her side that may be a big factor. Rosemary could be in Taya’s corner, but she still may be recovering after her own match. I expect this to be an intense battle between the two, but “The Virtuosa” needs to come on top.
Winner: Deonna Purrazzo